Originally Posted by FirestormX
In terms of pistols, they're actually pretty simple, for the common pistol models:
Buy Tokyo Marui (plastic) or KWA (metal).
If you don't have the money for it, buy KJW.
If you can't find a KJW, buy a WE.
If your WE doesn't shit out on you in the first few games, buy a lottery ticket.
Avoid absolutely everything else.
Very well said. This is the kind of "cut to the chase" sort of thing I'm trying to put together here. This whole post is really for others who are new to the sport, who want to know what they should be looking get into. With all the options its a bit nice to have a little help to narrow those choices down.